• Piles of Potatoes Put to the Test

    Jun 19, 2009

    Visitors to Hart Park were treated to an odd sight Thursday: about 130 piles of potatoes lined up in neat rows. It was the annual University of California Cooperative Extension and California Potato Research Advisory Board's annual Kern County Potato Variety Trial Field Day. Bakersfield Californian Click… Full Story »
  • Efficient Water Use Crucial for California Farmers

    Jun 18, 2009

    From the sky, John Diener's farm looks like a swath of Kansas grafted onto the rugged flatlands of the San Joaquin Valley's west side. The Fresno Bee Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • UI Mulls Closing Parma Research Center

    Jun 17, 2009

    Sixteen people would lose their jobs if the University of Idaho closes its 85-year-old Parma Research and Extension Center in 2010 as part of the school's plan to save money. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Wilbur-Ellis Co., Agrian to Develop Enterprise-wide Agronomy Information System

    Jun 16, 2009

    Wilbur-Ellis Company and Agrian announced that they have reached an agreement to jointly develop a new agronomy information system utilizing the Agrian suite of data management tools. The new agronomy system will be adopted across the entire Wilbur-Ellis enterprise with implementation to begin in the… Full Story »
  • Basis for Potato Blight Control Becomes Visible

    Jun 16, 2009

    Potato blight, false mildew, sudden oak death and a disease in salmon are all caused by a group of miniscule, yet destructive, organisms called Oomycetes. Because of their changeability and huge numbers, they are able to overwhelm the defence mechanisms of both plants and animals.… Full Story »
  • Be Informed About Potato Leafhoppers

    Jun 16, 2009

    The Chippewa County UWEX Office and the UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program will sponsor “Cut, Bale, Scout,” a potato leafhopper scouting program to be held Thursday, June 18 at Len-Don Farms near Bloomer from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Chippewa Valley News Click here to read… Full Story »
  • E. Idaho Distiller Turns Spuds into Vodka

    Jun 15, 2009

    Ken Wyatt started his New Hampshire-based company in 2001, while Allison Evanow started her California-based operation in 2004. Both are considered up-and-comers in the spirit industry. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Stocks Down 11 Percent from Last Year

    Jun 15, 2009

    The 13 major potato states held 44.8 million cwt. of potatoes in storage June 1, down 11 percent from a year ago but 1 percent above June 1, 2007, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Potatoes in storage accounted for 12 percent of the… Full Story »
  • Specialty Crop Grants Available

    Jun 12, 2009

    USDA has invited state departments of agriculture in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands to submit applications for grant funds under the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing… Full Story »
  • New York Labor Bill May Die in Senate Turmoil

    Jun 12, 2009

    A bill that would extend to seasonal and other farm workers rights to time-and-a-half overtime pay, a full day off every week, freedom to form unions and other benefits may have been derailed in the New York State Senate as an unintended consequence of a… Full Story »

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